Those ever-fragile stock turn signals - what glue/epoxy works?
Due to an incident I'd rather not recount, my right rear turn signal got intimately acquainted with a rock last weekend, and was much worse for wear.
Is there a glue, epoxy, etc. which works on the black plastic of the turn signal housing? I've used electrical tape to put Humpty Dumpty (the shell) back together again - just by piecing the fragments together. This time, though, the plastic post to which the lamp socket is screwed inside the shell got cracked loose. So that turn signal lamp is now floating loose on its wires in the (taped together) shell. Not ideal, especially when I'm riding offroad. That lamp is going to bounce around like the dickens and eventually break.
Tape won't work to put that post back where it belongs. It supports a decent amount of force, due to the stiff turn signal wires & the screw holding the lamp socket in place.
I tried Loctite Repair Extreme adhesive. No dice. Even given a generous application and a full 24 hours to cure, it acted like rubber cement. Not chemically compatible with the turn signal plastic, apparently.
Loctite Super Glue Ultra Gel was similarly fruitless. It stuck, but the resulting joint was so brittle that the post cracked right off again, when I was driving in the screw that holds the lamp socket in place.
Is a two-part epoxy of some sort the answer? I don't know which one to use.
Are there aftermarket replacements for the turn signal housings that are fairly low-effort to install? I'm not paying $60+ for a factory turn signal housing that will just get broken again, but I might see fit if there's a fairly cheap replacement. Especially if it doesn't require a major re-wiring project.
I know there are "flush mount" replacements for the front signals, but the rear signals are a bit different.